Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Sorakaya kura(bottle gourd curry)

This vegetable reduces body heat.I make many varieties with this vegetable like rottelu,curries,rasam.


  • Bottle gourd : 1lb cut into small pieces
  • Moong dal : 6 tb sp
  • Green chilies : 3 finely chopped
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 tb sp
  • Cumin seeds : 1/2 tb sp
  • Urad Dal : 1/2 tb sp
  • Oil
  • Curry leaves :6
  • Tamarind : 1/4 tb sp


  • Soak moong dal in water for 30 min.Peal bottle gourd and chop into small pieces.
  • Take a vessel, add oil and heat it.Now add urad Dal, mustard seed, cumin seeds, green chilies, curry leaves, tamarind.
  • Now add bottle gourd pieces,moong Dal and cover the lid.
  • Let it cook for some time.Stir occasionally and add water if required.
  • Cook till the bottle gourd becomes soft.Add salt and leave for few min.

Take off from the heat and serve with rice.

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